Dictionary.com

skim

[ skim ]
/ skɪm /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: skim / skimmed / skimming on Thesaurus.com

verb (used with object), skimmed, skim·ming.
verb (used without object), skimmed, skim·ming.
noun
QUIZ
ARE YOU A TRUE BLUE CHAMPION OF THESE "BLUE" SYNONYMS?
We could talk until we're blue in the face about this quiz on words for the color "blue," but we think you should take the quiz and find out if you're a whiz at these colorful terms.
Question 1 of 8
Which of the following words describes “sky blue”?
Meet Grammar CoachWrite or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing
Meet Grammar CoachImprove Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of skim

First recorded in 1425–75; late Middle English skymen, skemen, variant of scumen “to skim,” perhaps from Old French escumer “to remove scum”; see scum

OTHER WORDS FROM skim

un·skimmed, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

How to use skim in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for skim

skim
/ (skɪm) /

verb skims, skimming or skimmed
noun
See also skim off

Word Origin for skim

C15 skimmen, probably from scumen to skim; see scum
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK